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Interesting Links Roundup: September 25th

As I wander the web I find interesting things. I share:

What have you seen lately that’s interesting?

Interesting Links Roundup: May 16th

As I wander the web I find interesting things. I share:

What have you seen lately that’s interesting?

This Week in Photo Interview: Social Media for Photographers

On Saturday I had the opportunity to speak at the San Jose TWIP/SmugMug meetup group about social media for photographers. Before my main presentation, I was interviewed by Frederick Van Johnson for This Week in Photo. The recording will end up in a future TWIP podcast, but you can view the video interview now:

I had a great time chatting with the folks who attended the event and it was fun dipping my toe into the TWIP waters.

Dogsledding With GoPro = Fun

While I was in Alaska last week with GoPro1 our group had an opportunity to ride on dogsleds. In addition to just being fun, it was a good opportunity to try out using a GoPro camera.

A few cameras ready to be used in our dogsled adventure while in Alaska on a trip sponsored by GoPro.
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There were about 10 dog/sled/guide teams for our group. Among the bloggers/journalists we paired up and rode along with a musher. I partnered up with Joanne (of Joanne Loves Science fame) and we rode along with our guide John who was very much a rugged Alaskan. He’s lived in Alaska for 27 years and been mushing for over 20. After a quick orientation, Joanne and I sat in his sled for the first part of our adventure. After sitting for a bit, John invited us (one at a time) to join him on the runners so that we could experience the vantage point of standing behind the sled. It provided a good opportunity to create some footage looking over the sled.

We swapped positions, with me back in the sled and Joanne on the runners. This allowed me a good opportunity to create video looking forward towards the dogs.

Shortly after the halfway point of our adventure, we had a bit of a mishap coming around a corner. Here’s what it looked like from the camera strapped to my chest:

It’s all good… nobody on my sled was injured. It was an interesting experience and it was fun to have this as my introduction to recording with GoPro. I look foward to trying out other things with my camera.

Joanne, myself, and our ride
Joanne and I with “our” team.

  1. Disclosure: GoPro sponsored my trip and I was given a GoPro Hero 2 camera. 

Interesting Links Roundup: January 20th

As I wander the web I find interesting things. I share:

What have you seen lately that’s interesting?